criminal records http://wfpl.org en JCPS Background Checks Block Parents From Volunteering, Even for Years-Old Offenses http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-background-checks-block-parents-volunteering-even-years-old-offenses <p>Honey Dozier fits the profile of a parent commonly rejected by Jefferson County Public Schools. She’s white, female and has a criminal record for a past non-violent offense.&nbsp;</p><p>When she was 18—before her first child was born—she made a mistake, she says.</p><p>It was a big mistake. She stole and used other people’s credit cards—that's a felony. But that was nearly two decades ago, she says.</p><p>”What I did was wrong, clearly, but it should not keep me from going on field trips for 19 years,” she says.</p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 11:45:53 +0000 Devin Katayama 6548 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Background Checks Block Parents From Volunteering, Even for Years-Old Offenses New Indiana Laws on Vaccinations, Criminal Records Take Effect Today http://wfpl.org/post/new-indiana-laws-vaccinations-criminal-records-take-effect-today <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New laws taking effect today &nbsp;in Indiana allow pharmacists to offer more immunizations and let people convicted of most felonies and misdemeanors to petition to have their record expunged if they haven't re-offended in several years.</span></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:56:17 +0000 Associated Press 5974 at http://wfpl.org New Indiana Laws on Vaccinations, Criminal Records Take Effect Today